"The Aboriginal story is often buried deep beneath the accepted 247-year Australian historical narrative. It's not that the Australian story is wrong, it's just that it's a wee bit one-sided."
To celebrate National Reconciliation Week, join us for a special screening of Occupation: Native, an inspired satire that bites back at Australian history.
Directed by Aboriginal filmmaker Trisha Morton-Thomas, Occupation: Native aims to give non-Indigenous people new understandings of Australian history, from an Aboriginal point-of-view. The film will inspire pride in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures as the oldest living continuing cultures on the planet, and will support audiences to acknowledge the strength and resilience they have demonstrated in the face of colonial injustices.
Historian at The Australian National University (ANU), Dr Ben Silverstein, will introduce the screening and speak about his work on colonial and Indigenous histories, which resonates with the National Reconciliation Week 2019 theme of 'Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage'.
The screening will take place in the Auditorium at ANU Australian Centre on China in the World.
Refreshments will be served from 5.30-6.15pm. Official proceedings will commence at 6.15pm.